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post #81 of 124
Matsu, I agree Apple's certainly hyping this expo like crazy so any disappointment will be by them overplaying their hand at this point. I'm just trying to dampen my (and possibly others') expectations. Hope for the best, expect the worst. Makes for fewer letdowns. But the specs given, while wonky in places, are within the scope of an iMac revision, a logical progression of the current specs.
post #82 of 124
Two models with the only difference being the optical drive is totally stupid. Makes no freakin sense.

I really think we will see a 15" LCD.

The radeon is reasonable.

The 1 GHZ G3 maybe a bit high.

Ram configs are reasonable as are the HD's.

Its not real hard to guess the specs on the iMac.

I think its really just a matter if they will be G3 or G4.
post #83 of 124
Comp USA emp do not have any pre-release info nor do the Apple Solutions Consultants. This is BS
post #84 of 124
[quote]Originally posted by Cobra:
<strong>Two models with the only difference being the optical drive is totally stupid. Makes no freakin sense.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Why is that?
post #85 of 124
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<a href="http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/products/powerpc/newsletter/oct2001/new-prod1.html" target="_blank">http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/products/powerpc/newsletter/oc t2001/new-prod1.html</a>

Who says the G3 can't make 1 GHz?

more here:

<a href="http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/techlib/techlib.nsf/products/PowerPC_750FX_Microprocessor" target="_blank">http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/techlib/techlib.nsf/pro ducts/PowerPC_750FX_Microprocessor</a>

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[ 01-03-2002: Message edited by: suckfuldotcom ]</p>
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post #86 of 124
[quote]Originally posted by suckfuldotcom:
<strong><a href="http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/products/powerpc/newsletter/oct2001/new-prod1.html" target="_blank">http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/products/powerpc/newslette r/oc t2001/new-prod1.html</a>

Who says the G3 can't make 1 GHz?

more here:

<a href="http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/techlib/techlib.nsf/products/PowerPC_750FX_Microprocessor" target="_blank">http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/techlib/techlib.nsf/pro ducts/PowerPC_750FX_Microprocessor</a>

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[ 01-03-2002: Message edited by: suckfuldotcom ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Read the links, the 750FX will be sampling in January. This means it will not be widely available for several months after that, and also in speeds up to 1GHz, that will certainly not be the introduction speed.

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post #87 of 124
[quote]Originally posted by luiss:
<strong>14.1" LCD Seems resonable.

* 14.1" LCD is al least 1" larger that the viewable area on a 15" iMac CRT[
* 14.1" LCD would be cheaper than 15" LCD, helping to keep prices low.
* iBook LCD is a measly 12.1", and it looks great.
* Remember news reports about some company manufacturing 14" LCD for "new apple laptop (son of pismo)"?, maybe it wasn't a laptop. (or the new iMac form factor confused them into thinking it was)
</strong><hr></blockquote>

So now, instead of (or in addition to) the megahurtz myth, we are also going to have the "flat panels and inches myth".....

[customer] So, let's see, I can get this Compackard PC with a 17" monitor, or this iMac with a 14" monitor....

[CompUSA sales chimp] Well, they are really pretty much the same screen area... um, the resolution is exactly the same....I mean, when you consider CRT vs LCD and the viewable area and the total screen real estate....

[customer] WTFRU talkin bout, Willis ?

[CompUSA sales chimp] um... er..... oh well, did you want that Compackard PC in 1.2 or 1.4 gigahurtz, sir?
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post #88 of 124
Hi!

the part number for the 14.1 CRT iMac cited in the original post is in fact that of the Mac OS X 10.1 upgrade.

<a href="http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=M8545LL/A" target="_blank">http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=M8545LL/A</a>

LOL
Pierre.
post #89 of 124
I don't think 14.1" is something to complain about considering it's just an iMac. Before the Ti, I used a Pismo as my main computer and didn't find the screen too small for daily use.

-S
post #90 of 124
Someone just told me that: M8545LL/A is the part number for OS X 10.1 (and he would have any reason to lie) if anyone wants to confirm this could settle this once and for all... Then again, around here maybe not.. =)

Never mind... I found it myself

<a href="http://www2.warehouse.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=SYS1079&cat=pc" target="_blank">http://www2.warehouse.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=SYS1079&cat=pc</a>

The part numbers are NOT right...

Dave

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post #91 of 124
[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>G3 is a big mistake too.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah I am sure a 1ghz G3 is real slow.
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post #92 of 124
For an iBook it's perfect. But the iMac needs a G4 if it's going to be the digital hub in a household. Multimedea takes to much advantage of a simd unit.
post #93 of 124
I can see a CRT iMac model if it is only available to the education market, like Apple did with the 533 G4 tower, but I can't see it that way in the main product line.
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post #94 of 124
[quote]Originally posted by Bogie:
<strong>I can see a CRT iMac model if it is only available to the education market, like Apple did with the 533 G4 tower, but I can't see it that way in the main product line.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It would be fine for a person who wants a low cost new Mac.
post #95 of 124
[quote]Originally posted by Sinewave:
<strong>

Yeah I am sure a 1ghz G3 is real slow. </strong><hr></blockquote>

It's not slow, but it's about time the iMac got a G4.
post #96 of 124
Interesting. The first MANU code number provided is in fact for OS X 10.1 :eek: From Apple site

Ordering Information:
Mac OS X v 10.1 (for a single user)
Â*Order No.M8545LL/A
Contents:
ÂMac OS X CD (v 10.1)
ÂMac OS 9.2 CD
ÂDeveloper Tools CD
ÂUser guide and electronic documentation

[quote] I was chatting with CompUSA Chimp at AI Chat when he dropped this info on me:

IMac M8545LL/A
750 MHz PPC G3
256 MB PC 100 SDRAM
20 GB HD
14Â CRT
ATI Rage 128 (16MB)
24x CDROM
Ethernet
56K Modem
Wireless Ready (Airport)
Keyboard
Mouse
Mac OS X
Options: Graphite, Indigo and Classic
CompUSA Price $799 <hr></blockquote>

Other MANU codes do not show up on any search as of yet.

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post #97 of 124
The original poster is full of shit and you are a bunch of easy teens. Don't buy it. Coming from Ars this night, well baah my arse so full of RDF. Sockdotfullcom or what your name is, stop wasting peoples time. It's boring.
post #98 of 124
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[quote]Originally posted by cryptonomicon:
<strong>The original poster is full of shit and you are a bunch of easy teens. Don't buy it. Coming from Ars this night, well baah my arse so full of RDF. Sockdotfullcom or what your name is, stop wasting peoples time. It's boring.</strong><hr></blockquote>

a) Go stick it up your ass. I posted for a guy who asked me too.
b) Neal Stephenson is a shitty writer.

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post #99 of 124
[quote]Originally posted by Moonraker:
<strong>Interesting. The first MANU code number provided is in fact for OS X 10.1 :eek: From Apple site</strong><hr></blockquote>

Hmmm now where did I hear that before... Oh yea now I remember, I post that same info about 6 or 7 post ago. (9:30 am)

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post #100 of 124
[quote]
<strong>
b) Neal Stephenson is a shitty writer.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

You need to do some better drugs. Neal Stephenson is an excellent writer and his book Cryptonomicon kicks ass.
post #101 of 124
sorry... i can't believe, with all this hype, that steve would give so much as a whiff to the retail stores of ANYthing coming out on monday. that's like securing fort knox with a friggin' screen door.
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post #102 of 124
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[quote]Originally posted by glurx:
<strong>

You need to do some better drugs. Neal Stephenson is an excellent writer and his book Cryptonomicon kicks ass.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Please. All of his books follow the same pattern:

Write lots of stuff about lots of characters. MAke a lot of it implausible (like Root talking like a l337 haX0r d00d in the current time frame, even though he's over 80 years old). Realize you have no ending, so concot one in 20 pages and end the book.

I thought I had broken the NTS habit at Snow Crash (which was unremmittingly awful), but then I got suckered into reading Crytonomicon.

The fact that NTS can speak semi-knowledgable about Linux and windows doesn't make him a good writer.

Go soak your head, and pick up some David Foster Wallace.

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post #103 of 124
Wrong thread

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post #104 of 124
[quote] Go soak your head, and pick up some David Foster Wallace.
<hr></blockquote>

Skullfukcer, when did you become a literary critic?
post #105 of 124
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[quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:
<strong>

Skullfukcer, when did you become a literary critic?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I always have been. it's one of my more endearing traits.

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post #106 of 124
[quote]Originally posted by SMacSteve:
<strong>Comp USA emp do not have any pre-release info nor do the Apple Solutions Consultants. This is BS</strong><hr></blockquote>

Steve-

1) Do I Know you? I'm from OP!

2) U play Quake or Urban Terror?

3) Going to the Keynote downlink at JCCC?
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post #107 of 124
[quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:
<strong>Yeah the current iMac does, but when it came out, it's display was larger than any of the laptops, no?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Larger if you mean the screen size, but in terms of viewable area, 13.8&lt;14.1...

[quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:
<strong>Skullfukcer</strong><hr></blockquote>

hehehe....
Don't you just love childish name calling?

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post #108 of 124
[quote]
Skullfukcer, when did you become a literary critic?



I always have been. it's one of my more endearing traits.
<hr></blockquote>

Such poor taste....
post #109 of 124
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Quick: name 3 books that DFW wrote without going to Amazon.com.

Go!

Didn't think so.

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post #110 of 124
I'm not interested in his writing.
post #111 of 124
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you don't even know who he is.

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post #112 of 124
Why don't you try reading something by an author that uses Macs?



post #113 of 124
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Bukowski couldn't write a coherent sentence if his life depended on it.

Being a useless drunk != talent.

But you probbly know that. At least the useless part.

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post #114 of 124
[quote]
Being a useless drunk != talent.
<hr></blockquote>

LMAO!


You've got problems, man. I've heard lots of criticism directed at Bukowski, but none of it as incoherent as yours.

So what happens if you read a book, find it to be great writing, and then afterwards you discover that the author is a drug addict? Do you change your mind about the book?

That's the problem with having such close-minded views on drug use. It's not your fault, the schools are running some awfully intense brainwashing programs nowadays, but most people grow out of it after experiencing the real world. For your sake, I hope it wears off sooner rather than later.

I suppose if you don't like Buk it would be futile to try turning you on to some Brautigan?

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post #115 of 124
[quote]Originally posted by suckfuldotcom:
<strong>Bukowski couldn't write a coherent sentence if his life depended on it.

Being a useless drunk != talent.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Bummer, my last excuse for existence goes down the drain.
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post #116 of 124
Junky , I wouldn't go around talking about good taste vs. bad taste if I were you.
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post #117 of 124
I use a Mac...doesn't that qualify me for at least some sense of taste?

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post #118 of 124
You listen to music?
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post #119 of 124
Oh, junky I was just poking a little fun at you. Wow fast post edit!
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post #120 of 124
Well I just downed a few beers and that post was sorta REACTIONARY, I tend to get all happy and warm and fuzzy when I drink.
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